THE EAST POINTERS (Canada)

When:
March 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
2017-03-23T19:30:00+11:00
2017-03-23T19:45:00+11:00

The East Pointers - 2016_lo (1)

7pm doors, 8pm show

Tim Chaisson: fiddle, percussion, vocals
Jake Charron: guitar, vocals
Koady Chaisson: banjo, step dance, vocals

Ontario guitarist Jake Charron and 7th generation Prince Edward Island musicians Tim (fiddle) and Koady Chaisson (banjo) make traditional music seem ridiculously hip. An adrenalized, roof-rattling, performance monster, the trio’s excellent debut release Secret Victory, penned mostly in Australia in early 2015, features the beautiful original and traditional songs, free-wheeling, feisty instrumental jigs, stomps and reels and heart-breaking harmonies have made them torchbearers for a new wave in traditional music.

All three artists grew up step-dancing before they could walk, grasping fiddles before they could talk. The Chaissons are from a large family (50-some cousins, no kidding) in Eastern Prince Edward Island, where ceilidhs and kitchen parties on the weekend were as regular as church on Sunday. Jake grew up with fiddle-playing brothers in a family that knew the value of music, and by his mid-twenties found himself on the road accompanying Irish luminaries such as Liz Carroll.

more info [1305200]